Pathfinder International Senior MNCH Technical Advisor Job in Kilifi, Kenya

Pathfinder International is the prime contractor for the USAID Afya Pwani Program in Kenya.

Afya Pwani seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of County health systems in Taita Taveta, Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu Counties.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual in the following area Senior MNCH Technical Advisor

Location: Kilifi

The Senior Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Technical Advisor will provide strategic direction and overall technical leadership for MNCH / Family Planning (FP) related activities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of activities and interventions from a technical perspective and adjust to strategies based on lessons learnt from early implementation and other field experiences.
  • Provide direct Technical Assistance (TA) and support to program counterparts as well as health facilities in the areas of expertise including MNCH, FP/Reproductive Health (RH) and Malaria.
  • Management and human capacity development in performance and Quality Improvement (QI).
    Design, implementation and monitoring of all MNCH/FP activities.
  • Lead activities related to identification of MNCH/FP service delivery barriers and initiate innovative approaches to address them.
  • Support program monitoring of technical quality MNCH/FP activities.
  • Model a proactive and problem-solving attitude which encourages teamwork as well as fosters high motivation and enthusiasm amongst colleagues.
  • Use knowledge of best practices in MNCH, FP/RH and Malaria to direct strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Provide support to operationalize health
    policies, ensure client responsive services as well as optimal use of government and donor resources.


  • The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology; a Master’s Degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • He/She must have at least 8 years’ experience in providing hands-on Technical Assistance in MNCH/RH/FP leadership to various teams.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Kilifi County is required.

    How to Apply

    Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter; detailing current and expected salary, referees as well as daytime telephone contacts to the following email address:

    Closing date for applications is 16th August 2018.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Pathfinder International Kenya wishes to all alert members of the public to exercise extreme caution that our organization handles all recruitments directly through our Human Resources Department and not recruiting agencies.

    *Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer*

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